Erykah Badu discusses Seven's musical abilities and helpful hints
While many mother-son pairs have activities they participate in together, Erykah Badu and her son Seven Sirius, 10, take it to another level — they like to rock out on their electric guitars! And there’s more talent where that came from, says the 37-year-old singer/songwriter.
Seven and I practice our electric guitars together. He plays uprightbass in his orchestra at school. He took piano for four years. And hehas a beautiful voice. He probably has the same eclectic tastes thathis father [Andre ‘Andre 3000’ Benjamin] has. I would say his father is all in his DNA!
While Erykah has previously shared how her children inspire her music, she says that they teach her as well. For example, her little boy keeps her up-to-date on technology!
My son saw me singing songs into my phone and putting them on my voice mail. He goes, "Mom, you don’t have to do that. All you have to do is use a microphone on your computer and open up this program called Garageband." I began doing that and wrote songs so quickly.
Erykah’s new release, New Amerykah, is out now. She is also mom to daughter Puma, 3½.
Source: People, March 31st issue